St. Francis Golf

22-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Masters, 2006 DI-N, 2007 Masters, 2007 DI-N, 2008 Masters, 2008 DI-N, 2009 Masters, 2009 DI-N, 2010 Masters, 2010 DI-N, 2011 DI-N, 2012 Masters, 2012 DI-N, 2013 DI-N


St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”


Bert Jones
Head Coach

Bert Jones was named 2016 Delta League 2016 Coach of the Year in his first season as the St. Francis Head Golf Coach.

St. Francis golf finished tied for seventh at the 2016 NCGA/CIF NorCal Championships, making the first NorCal appearance since 2013. The Troubies qualified for the CIF NorCal Regional Championships with a third-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament and won the Delta League title after going undefeated in league play and winning two of the three center matches in Jones’ first season. Three players earned all-league honors.


Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”


Golfer Alcoran Selected to Play in The First Tee Par-3 Championship

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Rising sophomore Olivia Alcoran was selected to play in the 2016 The First Tee Par-3 Championship at The Kanawha Club in Richmond, Va., June 21-26.

“I think it is a really cool honor,” said Alcoran. “It is a national honor and I am looking forward to meeting other players from around the country. I will be able to bring back some information on the rules presentations, speakers and leadership opportunities to the chapter.”


Golfer Sweeney Named a Succeeding Together Finalist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis freshman Patricia Sweeney was named one of 10 Succeeding Together finalists and has a chance earn a $1000 prize for the First Tee of Greater Sacramento and a chance to play in the pro-am of the Wells Fargo Championship.

“I am excited about,” said Sweeney. “When I applied, I wrote the essays and was not expecting too much since I am a freshman and a lot of the entrants were older.”


2015 Golf Highlights

  • St. Francis finished fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament. The Troubadours shot a 459 team score to tie with Vista del Lago for fourth place overall. Granite Bay was the top qualifier with a 406 followed by Oak Ridge at 422 and Rocklin at 450. Seniors Kristi Lee and Mikia Fang led the team with identical rounds of 15-over par 87.

Golf Finishes Fourth at Masters

STOCKTON, Calif. – The St. Francis golf team finished tied for fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Masters tournament at the Reserve at Spanos Park, missing qualifying for the NorCal Championships by 10 strokes.

“It was a fun team to be with because everyone contributed,” said Head Coach Cindy Mah-Lyford. “It was not just the top five. This team, this year you never knew who was going to make the matches in the qualifying. It made everyone feel they were part of the team.”


Golf Advances to Sac-Joaquin Section Master’s

NAPA, Calif. – Starting in foggy and wet conditions, the St. Francis golf team persevered to place fourth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North tournament to advance to the next round of the postseason.

Senior Kate Swanson led the Troubadours with a round of 88. She was one of three seniors in the lineup that will play again next week.

“It was very important to advance,” said Swanson. “I was a little nervous but we pulled it together. It is exciting. We are going to keep going.”


Golf Wins Final Center Match, Claims Delta League Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seniors Kate Swanson and Mikia Fang both shot eight-over par rounds of 80 to finish second and help St. Francis to the team win at the third Delta League Center match at Haggin Oaks Arcade course on Monday.

“The team did a great job all year,” said Head Coach Cindy Mah-Lyford. “I had the perfect coaching job this year because I had so many girls that were close in ability. It kept them competitive to gain a position in the starting lineup.”


Golf Completes Dual Season Undefeated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman Patricia Sweeney shot a two-over par 38 with the help of  a birdie on the final hole to lead the St. Francis golf team to a 208 team score in a dual match against Monterey Trail.

“It was a combination of all the shots together on the ninth,” said Sweeney. “I was able to make the putt for birdie.”

Sweeney’s round was the low of high school career, earning medalist honors for the match. Sophomore Lauren Allen carded a five-over par 41, while senior Kristi Lee and Olivia Alcoran each recorded rounds of 42.


Swanson Finishes Fifth as Golf Wins Delta Center Match

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kate Swanson and sophomore Lauren Allen tied for team-best honors with a nine-over par 81 as the St. Francis golf team won the second Delta League Center match at Wildhawk Golf Club on Monday.

St. Francis remained undefeated on the season with the 25-stroke victory over second-place Pleasant Grove (436). Davis was third at 442, while Elk Grove shot a 486 team score.

Swanson and Allen placed fifth overall in the individual standings. Both players made the turn at two-over par before closing with identical back nine scores of 43.


Senior Kristi Lee Ties for Medalist Honors Versus Franklin

STOCKTON, Calif. – Senior Kristi Lee posted a team-best 40 Monday to lead St. Francis to a dual match victory over Franklin at The Reserve at Spanos Park.

Lee has led or tied for team-best honors in five straight matches, helping the Troubadours to a perfect 6-0 mark in dual play.

Lee was one-under par thru her first five holes Monday, birdieing the par-five second hole.


Golf Defeats Sheldon by Forfeit

ELK GROVE, Calif. – St. Francis continued its strong play in preparation for next week’s dual match against Franklin at The Reserve in Stockton. Senior Kristi Lee led the team for the second consecutive match, shooting a three-over par 39. Freshman Olivia Alcoran was second on the team with a 40 and sophomore Chase Saca carded a 43.

Senior Kate Swanson recorded a 45, while freshman Patricia Sweeney and sophomore Lauren Liberatore posted rounds of 46.


Golf Defeats Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Three players posted rounds of five-over par 41 as St. Francis posted a 208-252 win over Elk Grove on Monday at Wildhawk Golf Course.

Seniors Makia Fang and Kristi Lee and freshman Olivia Alcoran each carded rounds of 41 to pace the Troubadours. Sophomore Lauren Liberatore recorded a 43 and sophomore Chase Saca had a 46.

St. Francis remained undefeated on the season and plays Grant on Monday, Sept. 28.